Dhalia Balmir

Dhalia Balmir
Dhalia Balmir Dhalia is a first-generation Haitian-American social justice and educational equity advocate. She brings perspectives from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors and specializes in strategic planning, conflict resolution and informing equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) approaches. Dhalia is the founder of Balmir Inclusive, an equity-informed consulting business specializing in strategy, inclusive leadership coaching ... Read more

Jean Blaise

Jean Blaise Jean Blaise holds a Doctoral Degree in International Education and a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts. He is a university lecturer and has taught at several higher education institutions in the United States, including the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Westfield State University, Elms College, and UC San Diego. He ... Read more

Robert A. Bowen Jr.

Robert A. Bowen Jr.
Robert A. Bowen Jr. Robert A. Bowen, Jr. first became affiliated with NCRC about 3 years ago when he joined the organization as a volunteer community mediator. Since then, he has become officially certified as a practicing mediator successfully assisting in the settlement of many disputes without the need for legal intervention. Shortly after he ... Read more

Silvia Figueroa

Silvia Figueroa Silvia Figueroa is a proud Mexican American born and raised in Boyle Heights, East Los Angeles, and in the Central Valley. Silvia earned her BA in Psychology and MS in Counseling Psychology from California State University, Bakersfield. She concentrated on working with youth and families in the mental health system of care for ... Read more

Chela Francisco

Chela Francisco Chela is a retired public librarian, having proudly served the community of Oceanside and the County of San Diego for over 34 years. Chela was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, immigrated to the US at the age of 7, and thanks to her mother’s foresight, remains fully bilingual in Spanish/English. One of her ... Read more

Gloria Magallanes

Gloria Magallanes Gloria is passionate about building connection and community at both individual and structural levels. She draws from her personal experience moving across the country multiple times, and her professional experience working with diverse communities across the San Diego region to connect with clients and facilitate conflict resolution. In her work as a facilitator, ... Read more

Bridget Mundy

Bridget Mundy Bridget Mundy is a conflict resolution professional and researcher with years of experience in international peacebuilding. She holds a Master’s degree in Peace and Justice from the University of San Diego and a Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. Bridget specializes in intercultural conflicts and ... Read more